Sunday, May 1, Pastor Wayne’s topic will be “Oh How the Mighty Have Fallen.”
This comes from the story of David, during Saul, Jonathan, and Israel’s battle against the Philistines. The phrase could readily be applied to David’s descendants in 1 Kings. It is a story of tragedy that comes from disobeying God. The two greatest disasters are with Solomon and Ahab.
When David was old and feeble, one of his sons named Adonijah made himself king. To counter this, David named another son, Solomon, as king. When David died, Solomon eventually killed his half-brother Adonijah, Joab, who had disobeyed David, and others who threatened the throne.
1. Solomon—Wisdom to Simpleton
2. Ahab—Payday Someday
In-church services are at 9:30 a.m. (English) and 11 a.m. (Spanish). The live English service streams each Sunday on Facebook at Lakeside Presbyterian Church-Chapala or at lpc-chapala.org. All masking and social distancing protocols are in place.
If you need a ride to come to church, contact LPC at 376-106-0853 before 4 p.m. on Friday.
There are coffee and refreshments after the service in the Narthex.
St. Andrew’s Anglican
St. Andrew’s Anglican is open for worship every Sunday. All Covid protocols are followed, and masks must be worn.
Father James will preach and celebrate on May 1.
Contemplative Eucharist is Wednesday, May 4, noon.
We’re now active on Facebook. Our “page” is: St Andrews Anglican Lake Chapala. Please “like” and “follow” us for daily inspiration, parish news and events. We also live stream Sunday services and sermon highlights on our FB page. Join us online!
Our feeding program collects non-perishable food items to donate to Operation Feed, which distributes food to about 140 families in and around San Juan Cosalá. At present, we’re eager for donations of rice, beans or especially cash. Cash allows us to buy at bulk for the lowest prices to help feed even more families. If you opt for a cash donation, envelopes marked “Rice” or “Beans” are available every Sunday. If you sign your name to the envelope, your offering will be recorded as a church donation.
Coffee and cookies: A wonderful time for meeting friends and greeting newcomers. Please join us. We’d be grateful for volunteers to provide cookies. Those interested can sign up via the sheet near the garden pathway.
Reverend Robbin will be out of town for medical reasons from May 1- 28. For pastoral emergencies, please contact Sue Powell, at 332-251-8917, or Father James through the church office.
May 8 is Mother’s Day and will feature a panel talking about their mothers with Cat Barnett as service leader.
Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship services are Sundays, 10:30 a.m. In person services are now available. Masks will be required and safe distance spacing of chairs will be practiced. The location of services is on the Carretera at Hidalgo 261, Riberas del Pilar.
Christ Church Lakeside
Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the third Sunday of Easter, May 1, by celebrating the Holy Eucharist service in person and via Zoom at 10:30 a.m. in our location with the red door and windows next door to the Smokehouse. Rev. Jim Powers will celebrate and give a message, “The Third Encounter,” based on John 21:1-19. Those wishing to have brunch/lunch will meet at noon in the Cocinart Restaurant, 16 de Septiembre 4D, Ajijic, (Malecon Parking), Tel: 331-395-3810.
This May, Pastor Pete Campbell will be speaking and sharing from the Word of God in the book of Matthew. Feasting at the King’s Table is the sermon title for this series. Join us at the 11 a.m. praise and worship service of the Little Chapel by the Lake, located on the Ajijic Chapala highway #10 in Chula Vista.
Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. an informal small group meets at the Chapel for fellowship, prayer and study. Newcomers welcome.
Fridays, 4 pm. see our new video series on “Healing Journeys.”
Conversational Spanish: Fridays, 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, open to all who would like to improve their spoken Spanish.
Donations for our food mission are always gladly accepted via our big purple box in front of the Chapel. Thank you for continuing to contribute to this worthy cause. We are also able to give to our local boys’ home, Mama Cleo’s, via the contributions to the purple box.
Tuesday, May 3, join us for our monthly distribution of food and clothing in San Juan Tecomatlan. Carpool from the Chapel at 3 p.m.
The Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation holds Friday services at 6 p.m. via Zoom. See www.lakechapalajewishcongregation.com for the URL.
Lake Chapala Baptist
Share memorable weekly sermons, uplifting music, and an ongoing thirst for true wisdom at Lake Chapala Baptist Church every Sunday at 10:45 a.m. Bible study meets on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Located at Santa Margarita #147, Riberas del Pilar. Call 376-765-2925 or visit the LCBC Facebook page for more information. Covid protocols are observed.
A new bilingual service which includes sermon translations and songs in Spanish and English meets Sundays at 5:30 p.m.
Abundant Life Church
Most find it difficult to admit when they are the problem. We are not alone in this. Adam and Eve tried to put the blame on others for their sins but God would not permit it. While it is not good to blame others for our sins we do need to depend on another to get us out of them. Sunday, May 1, discover just how wonderful it is to have someone else, not to blame but, who has paid the price for our sins.
English Sunday service is at 11 a.m., also at abundantlifechapala.com. Abundant Life Church is affiliated with the Assemblies of God of Mexico and has services for everyone. English Bible studies are in person Wednesdays, 11 a.m., Carretera 140 in San Antonio Tlayacapan, just a block from SuperLake.
Grace Church Chapala
St. Mark’s Episcopal Guadalajara
Mass in English Sundays, 10:30 a.m. Spanish Mass at 12:30 p.m. Masking and social distancing at all events. Kids activities. Chichimecas 836 at Aztecas, Col. Monraz, 8 blocks behind Plaza Mexico. www.stmarksanglican.org.
Iglesia Cristiana Agape